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Egyptian Lotus Lariat Beadwork Kit by Melanie Potter

The "lotus" was the depiction of the floral symbol in ancient Egyptian tombs and temples. The "lotus" which is known today as the water lily had a significant meaning to the Egyptian people. The "lotus" floating in the waters of chaos, carried inside its petals the Creator of light which banished darkness. Thus, when the petals closed at the end of the day, chaos reigned throughout the night until the lotus opened again the next day. The flower was firmly linked with the rising and setting of the sun because of its consistent openings and closings during these times. This beadwork design features the lotus dangling at the end of the lariat. The innovative circular chevron chain stitch is used which you will learn to increase. You will also extend the stitch to create an embellished edging on the lotus. Keeping with the theme of flowers, small ruffled florets embellish the neckpiece of the lariat giving it a very delicate effect. You'll also learn a clever technique to add fringe in an even pattern to balance out the composition of the piece of jewelry.

Skill Level:Knowledge of peyote stitch is necessary.Although new techniques are covered in the pattern, they are easily learned from clear and concise instructions.

Materials List:
  • 1 color of 11/0 Japanese seed beads
  • 5 colors of 15/0 Japanese seed beads
  • Swarovksi 3mm round crystals
  • Swarovski 4mm round crystals
  • Swarovksi 6mm round crystals
  • Beading needles
  • Beading thread or fireline










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